Jose Rojas Selected as ICHS Recipient of $5,000 Red Sox Scholarship

Red Sox Foundation award 14 local high-school students college scholarships
Posted on 05/20/2021
Jose Rojas, Scholarship Recipient

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 5, 2021) – For the sixth consecutive year, the Boston Red Sox honored 14 local public high-school seniors, presenting them each a $5,000 college scholarship by the Red Sox Foundation.    

Scholarship funds are raised from proceeds from the annual Swings For The Sox golf tournament held each fall to benefit the Red Sox Scholarship and other efforts. In the past nine years, the Red Sox Foundation has raised more than $446,160 for local nonprofits and scholarships.

It truly is a privilege to be able to make a difference in a children’s life by giving them a chance to potentially re-chart their family’s path with a college scholarship,” said David Doran, owner of DLD Builders LLC of Naples, who was the title sponsor of the Swings For The Sox for the 6th consecutive year. “To be able to help start a child’s college career, is gratifying beyond words.”  

“We are so excited to once again award promising local students who will be this community’s future leaders scholarships to continue their education,” said Brennan Whitley, senior manager Florida business operations for the Boston Red Sox. “Education remains an area of focus for the Red Sox foundation. These students were chosen based on academics, community service and overall need.”

According to Whitley, 211 applications were received this year for the 14 scholarships.

The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.


2021 Scholarship Recipients:

Gabriella Dominicis, Bonita Springs High School

Julia Lin, Cape Coral High School

Ashley Walters, Cypress Lake High School

Corbria Crawford, Dunbar High School

Jonathan Hernandez, East Lee County

Maria Hernandez, Estero High School

Abner Wilhelm, Fort Myers High School

Olivia Barcenas Ortiz, Ida Baker High School

Jose Rojas, Island Coast High School

Yasminie Sahadeo, Lehigh Senior High School

Morgan Russell, Mariner High School

Halie Hornsby, North Fort Myers High School

Carolina Biotel, Riverdale High School

Michelle Miranda, South Fort Myers High School  


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